Pulido-Walker Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$199.99

96 points - limited                             Rare new Cabernet from one of Napa's newest cult wineries. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard (75% new French oak and 14.6% alcohol) has an inky purple color, loads of crème de cassis, blueberry and vanillin with graphite and licorice. It is full-bodied, exhibits terrific texture, low acidity and sweet, round tannin. This is a full-bodied classic that is delicious already, but promises to develop more nuances over the next decade and last for 20-25 years..... ...The winemaker at this small boutique operation owned by Mark Pulido and Donna Walker is none other than Thomas Brown. Obviously, some of the selections for their wines come from the increasingly well-known Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill, and of course, others come from a site Thomas Brown utilizes for his own label, the St. Helena vineyard of Panek, which is a 5.5-acre parcel just to the north of St. Helena in an old Napa river bed. These are super-impressive wines."

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Ratings on Delectable

Joe Lucca Delectable Pro

Still a baby. 2 hr decant. Gorgeous nose; fresh blackberries, bramble, pen ink. This is an extremely terroir driven wine. You can taste the black loam and gravelly soil of St. Helena. The palate is really elegant; BlackBerry, blueberry, black cherry, sage, asphalt, melted rocks, charred oak, pencil shavings. So much more to come with time. 100% Cab, single vineyard, and TRB - what’s not to like? Thanks to @Carl Fischer for getting me hooked.

Still a baby. 2 hr decant. Gorgeous nose; fresh blackberries, bramble, pen ink. This is an extremely terroir driven wine. You can taste the black loam and gravelly soil of St. Helena. The palate is really elegant; BlackBerry, blueberry, black cherry, sage, asphalt, melted rocks, charred oak, pencil shavings. So much more to come with time. 100% Cab, single vineyard, and TRB - what’s not to like? Thanks to @Carl Fischer for getting me hooked.

9.4

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Thanks

Thanks

9.4

Grant Everett

From mag. Certainly very good but was outshone by others this night. Fruit trended towards ripe plum

From mag. Certainly very good but was outshone by others this night. Fruit trended towards ripe plum

9.4

Clive McNish

Very elegant wine, well structured, plenty of pure blackcurrant, graphite, lavender, spice, oak and wet stone. Obviously loads of years left in this but a real treat now and a true big wine to enjoy.

Very elegant wine, well structured, plenty of pure blackcurrant, graphite, lavender, spice, oak and wet stone. Obviously loads of years left in this but a real treat now and a true big wine to enjoy.

9.4

Grant Everett

Stunning wine. And view from Mt Veeder

Stunning wine. And view from Mt Veeder

9.6

John Pesce

Thanks Daniel for a great day at Pulido-Walker

Thanks Daniel for a great day at Pulido-Walker

9.5

Howard Greenfield

Daniel Ha-thank you. Panek 2014 was big and bold and delicious!!

Daniel Ha-thank you. Panek 2014 was big and bold and delicious!!

9.5

Chris Parrino

Thomas rivers is the name of the winemaker right? Great stuff

Thomas rivers is the name of the winemaker right? Great stuff

9.2

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